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Prescriptive Analytics

Forum: Your data already knows what you don’t
The marriage of two “natural resources” – hydrocarbons and data – will transform unconventional oil development.

How prescriptive analytics can reshape fracking in oil and gas fields
Fracking is an inefficient means to capture oil and gas, but hybrid data, big data and analytics can turn it around.

Forum: Oil & gas producers need to tame the gusher … of data

Executive Edge: Five pillars of prescriptive analytics success

How to pick a business partner
Ten things to consider when evaluating analytics and decision sciences partners.

TV ads, Wanamaker’s dilemma & analytics
The journey from historical ratings to predictive decisions: A proposed evolution for buyers and sellers of television advertising.

Images & videos: really big data
Sizing up the potential impact of prescriptive analytics driven by proliferation of images and video.

The Analytics Journey
An IBM view of the structured data analysis landscape: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

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Headlines

Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
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